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Day: June 27, 2019

Federal health committee agrees with CUPE: it’s time to end violence against health care workers

This week, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health released its report on the critical issue of violence against health care workers in Canada. The report strongly reflects the recommendations made by CUPE in our written submission and during…

CUPE 116 members at UBC ratify collective agreement

CUPE 116 members working at the University of British Columbia (UBC), ratified a tentative agreement (TA) they reached with the employer on June 9. The ratification vote was completed late Tuesday night with members voting in favour of accepting the…

Nuclear workers building union power

Unions from Belgium, France, Japan, Malawi, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the US participated in the meeting, which was hosted by Turkish union Energy, Water and Gas Workers’ Union (Tes-İş). Turkey will include nuclear in its energy…

Coquitlam K-12 support workers reach tentative agreement

CUPE 561, K-12 support workers, reached a tentative agreement (TA) with SD43 on Wednesday. Bargaining began on April 24 and a TA was reached after 7 sessions. “The deal was achieved because of money negotiated for local tables in the provincial…

World chemical unions confront the future, united

The chemical unions last met in 2015 in Hannover, Germany. The meeting was opened by sector co-chairs Iris Wolf of IG BCE in Germany and Sergio Leite of Fequimfar in Brazil. Iris Wolf stressed that the industry faces tremendous change…

Massive cabinet shuffle won’t fix the Ford Conservatives’ plummeting poll numbers

The Ford Conservatives’ unprecedented Cabinet shuffle, after only one year in office, will not improve their plummeting polling numbers or fix the problem of cuts to public services faced by Ontarians says the President of Canadian Union of Public Employees…

Djibouti: teachers are being unfairly imprisoned : Education International

Education International and the Francophone Trade Union Committee for Education and Training are demanding the immediate release of seven teachers arrested in Djibouti on apparently unsubstantiated charges. The Comité syndical francophone de l’éducation et de la formation (Francophone Trade Union…

Ending migrant workers’ rights violations in Mauritius

On arrival in Mauritius, workers are paid low wages, work long hours, live in squalid conditions sometimes in dormitories behind factories, and risk deportation when standing up against the violations. The labour and human rights violations against the migrant workers…

New report shows public, not private, solutions are the way forward for health care in Canada

Canadians cherish our public health care, but in 2019, funding cuts and an aging population are putting increased pressure on the system. Provincial spending cuts have whittled services down to the core and CUPE members working in health care can…

Unity, struggle and solidarity in the pharmaceutical industry

The meeting was hosted by IndustriALL’s Turkish affiliate Petrol-İş. Petrol-İş and another Turkish affiliate, Lastik-İş, are both central actors in the Turkish landscape and work hard to defend and protect their members in these difficult times. The network examined and analysed the sector and discussed how…

CUPE 4991 K-12 outside workers in Prince George BC reach tentative agreement

CUPE 4991 K-12 maintenance and grounds workers in Prince George BC, reached a tentative agreement on June 21 following two days of bargaining. “I certainly appreciated the commitment of our bargaining committee – who were mainly new to bargaining – and the…

BASF unions strengthen global unity

Union networking at BASF has been active at regional level in Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific over the years. Tegional network members met for the second time after the first global meeting in 2015. Industrial relations are well established…

CUPE 401 K-12 workers on Vancouver Island reach tentative agreement

CUPE 401 members who support K-12 students across Vancouver Island reached a tentative agreement on June 20, following four bargaining sessions. “This employer was open to finding ways to reach an agreement that benefitted all parties,” said CUPE 401 President Blaine Gurrie. The tentative…